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Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

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This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more.

Below are the nominees in some of the main categories and the full list of nominees can be found on the Grammy website.

Album of the Year: Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Taylor Swift’s 1989, and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

Record of the Year: D’Angelo’s “Really Love,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Song of the Year: Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth)‘s “See You Again,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Best Alternative Album: Alabama Shakes, Björk, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, and Wilco.

Best New Artist: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Caribou, Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Skrillex & Diplo, and Jamie xx.

Best Rap Album: J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Nicki Minaj.

Florence and the Machine are also nominated for five awards, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Ship to Wreck” (up against Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”), Best Pop Vocal Album (up against Ronson, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor), Best Rock Song for “What Kind of Man,” and Best Rock Performance for “What Kind of Man.” Wolf Alice are also nominated for Best Rock Performance for “Moaning Lisa Smile.”

Death Cab for Cutie are up for Best Rock Album (against Muse, Highly Suspect, James Bay, and Slipknot). Glen Hansard is up for Best Folk Album. The Dead Weather will battle it out with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and Pharrell Williams for Best Music Video.

In an alternate universe where the Grammys aren’t so obsessed with mainstream artists, Father John Misty’s amazing I Love You, Honeybear would have been nominated for some big awards, but had to settle with the more obscure Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package award for the Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl version of the album, in which he is up against The Decemberists, Of Monsters and Men, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, and Jack White (for the Third Man compilation The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)).

There are 83 categories in all, so if you want to know who’s nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Surround Sound Album, Best Album Notes, Best Spoken Word Album, Best Regional Roots Music Album, Best Children’s Album, or Best Tropical Latin Album, you’ll have to visit the Grammy website.


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